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Jamia alumnus Intaj wins local council poll in Australia; only Indian origin candidate to do so

After winning councillor election for the second time from the Wyndham suburb of Australia’s Victoria state, Jamia Millia Islamia alumnus Intaj Khan is eyeing to contest a parliamentary seat in near future but only after consulting party and his community.

A millionaire Khan, who was born in Mewat and graduated in 1997 from Polytechnic at Jamia, is to serve for another four years as a councillor.

“I graduated in 1997 from Polytechnic and then I came to Australia on study visa. I graduated in 2001 as Electronics and Communication Engineering from Central Queensland University, Sydney. I run several educational institutes,” Khan, who is from the Labour Party, had told OKHLATIMES.COM earlier through email.

Since arriving in Australia in 1998, Khan has accumulated wealth to the tune of 70 million dollars largely coming from real estate across Melbourne and a private training college, according to a report.

This year Wyndham city council witnessed over a dozen candidates of Indian background in the local body elections, said report.

Khan, 44, said: “I feel privileged as I can serve my community as well as my council for another term. However, it is also a bit disappointing to see that no other Indian origin candidates were elected across the state in this year’s election.”

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